It's been a little over a month since my last post and you might be wondering what I've been up to. For starters, it's naturally busy at the beginning of the growing season. At the moment there are hundreds of seedlings happily sprouting and growing in my basement, both for my own yard and for Hillside Community Garden's second annual Plant Sale. And as I prepared for a two-week trip to Germany smack-dab in the middle of "seed"season, I frantically weeded and prepared garden beds. I planted many flowers and transplants of strawberries, corsican mint, parsley, onion bulbs, broccoli, lettuce, and collards. I seeded lettuce, kale, beets, turnips, and nasturtiums. I planted 3 juneberry bushes, 2 rugosa rose bushes, and a dwarf plum tree. The frenzy was both a direct result of having two fewer weeks to spread out the planting, and an effort to ensure a carefree trip. Success on both accounts. What didn't get done before leaving was cutting the grass. Oh well, priorities. The neighbors might not be happy, but I don't have to look at it while I'm gone!